Highway to… Somewhere.

One of the easiest ways to get around Dubrovnik, beyond the Old Town, is by bus. And for about £3 you can buy a ticket that lasts all day. Where to go with that ticket is a different matter, as I enquire at the travel kiosk by the Pile Gate. “So it’s 30 Kuna –…

A Palatial Performance

There’s no doubt that I love live music, and on my travels I’ve seen gigs in some pretty unusual settings. If I’m being honest, I prefer small back street bars where you can mix with the locals and soak in the atmosphere. So for tonight’s performance, I feel right at home. If not a little…

All That Jazz

Things you don’t expect to see in Dubrovnik 1. A NATO-sponsored Jazz Ensemble. I’m not sure it’s worth even attempting to add to that list. But you won’t be surprised to learn that the story starts in an Irish bar. It turns out that the band have just arrived in town for three days of…

Andrea’s Adriatic

It’s an early start today – a 7.30 pick up for a tour to the island of Korcula. And at this time of the morning, Drubrovnik’s Stradun takes on a very different and peaceful personality. I’ve opted for a small group tour, and it lives up to its name, with a total of eight travellers…

Climb Ev’ry Mountain (by cable car)

It’s Tuesday, so it must be time to go up a mountain. Obviously. Namely Mount Srd, a historical site for all the wrong reasons. It’s strategic position overlooking Dubrovnik has meant it becoming a key location for some of the fiercest battles in the city. The most recent was the Balkan War in the early…

Top Of The World

For convenience, my Old Town apartment is fantastic. For a lie in, it’s not. There are no vehicles allowed in its streets, but the early morning noise of metal trolleys clattering across cobblestones, taking deliveries to the local restaurants and shops, is enough to compete with that of any rush hour in London. Combined with…

A Polished Performance

If God had painted his own canvas, he’d have been hard pressed to come up with something as beautiful as Dibrovnik’s Old Town on a Sunday afternoon. I realise that this is a pretty bold statement to make, but it’s a wondrous feast for the eyes. Look up, forwards, downwards, it’s all good. And it…

Old Town Charm

Arrival is Dubrovnik is smooth enough, although the final descent to the airport was just a bit too shaky for my liking. The combination of some turbulence, the coastline, and the hills surrounding the airfield itself made for an interesting landing. But you can’t argue with the views of the Dalmatian coast. Judging by the…

Throne and Away

When it comes to cult TV I’m often late to the party. Sometimes I don’t even show up. And as such, I’ve never watched Game of Thrones. But apparently, it’s filmed in Dubrovnik, and that’s where I’m off to. At 4am. Early starts are always filled with trepidation, especially when you’re relying on public transport….